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Project Activity Leader

The Scout Association
Closing date
3 Nov 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Activity Leader (Development Team Assistant) to join our Harrow team. We are open to accepting candidates that would like to work from home, with required office attendance being very limited. Working on a part time (12 hours per week) 12 month fixed term contract, we will offer you a competitive salary of £20,293 pro rata.We're Scouts and everyone's welcome here - all genders, races and backgrounds. Right across the UK, we help over 400,000 young people aged 4-25 gain skills for life and find their place in the world. We help them speak up, play their part and shine bright. The Project Activity Leader Role:This is an exciting role working in the heart of Scouting and making a real difference in communities. This is a real opportunity to see what Scouting is about and change the lives of young people, watching them people grow and develop in confidence because of the work you do and helping bring communities together. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop organisation, programme planning, leadership skills.The purpose of the Project Activity Leader role is to support new and existing Scout sections and deliver an exciting and engaging programme of activities and games to groups of young people aged 4-18 as well as recruiting and mentoring new adult volunteers to create sustainable Scouting provisions. Your key role would be to attract more volunteers to enable growth within the community. To help deliver the project objectives and targets working in partnership with the Development Team Lead Officer, The County Commissioner, District Commissioners, Group Scout Leaders and Leaders to realise agreed sustainable growth targets.The role will involve working directly with both adults and young people to increase the number of volunteers which in turn will lead to an increase in the numbers of young people who will benefit from Scouting in our County. The induction programme and ongoing support for the role will provide a range of training in the following areas: communication skills, project planning and organisation, presenting and training delivery, working with young people, working in a team, creative thinking and problem-solving methods as well as support with IT knowledge.Because of the nature of the role, evening and some weekend working will be a key feature of the role whilst operating from a home-based office located within the geographical location.What we are looking for in our Project Activity Leader:- Hold a full driving licence- Experience of working with adults and young people- Ability to engage and build rapport with under 18s- Experience of working with young people in a group setting- Confident and proficient in planning and delivering activities for young people- Work independently of direct supervision- Work as part of a team- Provide own administrative support- Be an effective presenter and communicator with an ability to engage a range of stakeholders- Understanding of volunteering and a passion for inclusivity- Have experience of working with adults and young people- Must live in the geographical location with the ability to effectively commute around the project area to enable effective support to volunteers- Able to operate from a home-based office, accepting the constraints this places on personal/family lifeWhat we can offer you as our Project Activity Leader:- 25 days holiday and going up to 28 days after 2 years' service and 32 days after 5 years' service- Additional holidays between Christmas & New Year- Life Assurance- Simply Health Scheme- Generous Pension Scheme- Free car parkingWe are proud to be a family-friendly employer and offer...- Up to four personal days paid leave a year- Maternity/Paternity Leave- Childcare Vouchers- Flexible working hours- Store Discount at our Scout Store + other online benefits- Study and volunteer leaveClosing date: 25th October 2021Don't miss out on the opportunity to join our fantastic team! Click 'Apply' now!The Scouts is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to diversity and actively seeking applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.Strictly no agencies.
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